We are starting the week with two simple words we mean so profoundly: THANK YOU 🙏🏻
Meet Dr. Amos Dodi, this Jew of NY is currently on the front line of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in NY. Serving as a critical care physician at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, Dr. Dodi shares updates on his Facebook page. From how many cooling trucks - used to store bodies - are presently outside of the hospital to the fear of going home and infecting his loved ones.
From his most recent post: "At our hospital they've erected a "war room" that helps all of the departments manage the crisis. A few shifts later, it looks like I'm not a gifted war-room soldier, but I've learned a lot about the organizational effort needed to deal with a crisis such as this in a reasonable manner. We're starting to give antibody treatments and I've seen a few of my first patients who have been weaned off of their ventilators in the past few days. The hospital assigned each of us a psychiatrist, which is better late than never. There are first signs of optimism in the air and we're surviving. We're proud we haven't crashed."
“To the @Jews_of_NY I would say that this is not over yet, so stay safe, stay strong and support your healthcare workers. We need your support. Born and raised in Jerusalem to an American mother and and Israeli father, Dr. Dodi moved you New York after serving for three years in the IDF.
Dr. Dodi completed his undergraduate education at SUNY Binghamton and earned his medical degree from SUNY- Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He completed a General Surgery internship followed by an Internal Medicine residency, both at Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center. He then went on to complete a Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.
Currently residing in Nyack, NY with his wife Ami and their 3 boys: Ezra, Elie and Meyer. Dr. Dodi is also a faculty member at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.